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Monday 10 December 2012

Steampunk Rose from Chocolate Baroque

Hi there, Monday morning already and for those who are a bit 'Christmassed out' here's a card made using the gorgeous riveted roses from 'Steampunk Butterfly' from Chocolate Baroque, combined with a few different background techniques

Silver is such a difficult colour to photograph so apologies for the quality of the pictures. 
The roses have been stamped and embossed with black detail embossing powder and painted with twinkling H2o paints and cut out. I've used silicone glue to layer them up over the nestie shape which features one of my favourite techniques (at the minute lol). its the 'riveted patchwork' technique - a really fun and easy technique. Just take snippets of Inkssentials foil tape, peel the backing off and stick them on some cardstock to create a patchwork effect. Then use whatever 'tools' you have handy to create a riveted effect along the edges - I don't have any of the little tools for working with metal so I used a pokey tool and a ballpoint pen. Once you've done this you can add colour with alcohol inks if you want but I just die cut the shape and then brushed over with some black acrylic paint and wiped it with a baby wipe to give a slightly aged look. You can see the effect a little better in this photo.

The next layer is made using kraft glassine, which I marbled using distress stains (I used ~Brushed Pewter, Picket Fence and a little Black Soot) I then crumpled the sheet of glassine and dried it with my heat gun to seal the colour.  Next I swiped the sheet with my Black Soot distress inkpad to catch the texture and heat set it again.

The last background layer was created using the cogs fragment stamp from Steampunk Butterfly, stamped with versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder and then coloured with Brushed Pewter distress stain and a little black soot.

I've used black card for matting and layering and added some black late and silver ribbon. The gorgeous swirls are from the Die-namics Fancy Flourish die and I've made some rolled ribbon roses using red and silver ribbon.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Card Makin Mamas: silver and/or gold
Just us Girls: embossing
Stamping Shack: sparkle and shine
Sweet STampin: dies and punches

Thanks for popping by today
Claire xx


  1. Such a gorgeous card Claire, and I love all of the different techniques you've used.

    Sue x

  2. Very striking with the red against the metal & extremely apt with the way the rose image. Love how you've used a ribbon rose to embellish too.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. Beautiful! In the close up you can really see the pretty sparkle and shine in the silver! Love it!
    Thanks for joining us for The Stamping Shack challenge!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  4. Gorgeous creation Claire. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

  5. Wow! amazing card!love all the different techniques you have used to get this lovely effect! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  6. Beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Pam x

  7. What a stunning card! I love it! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

  8. What a stunning and elegant card. Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. x

  9. Wow! Very nice work Claire. I love each and every detail you put into this card. So well done. So glad you played along with us at The Stamping Shack.
    xx Ria

  10. Beautiful creation, love the colour scheme, lovely textures and layers.
    Thanks for joining in with us over at The Stamping Shack and congratulations on winning our challenge! x


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